events

Khalid Ibrahim standing at the microphone telling a story
Katie Wittenauer / RCAH- MSU

 

The theme of our January Pop-Up Stories event was “clean slate.” Storyteller Khalid Ibrahim shared his story about immigrating to the US from Pakistan when he was twelve.

 


Pop-Up Stories crowd
WKAR-MSU

Thur. Feb. 23 at 6:30pm at the MSU Abrams Planetarium | Do you believe in destiny? Come share your stories about fate, fortune, and things that are (or aren’t) meant to be!

March 2 | The Bad Kids | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 16, 2017
Girl and baby
Courtesy of Low Key Pictures / Indie Lens Pop-UP

FREE – Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how an alternative high school offers at-risk students one last chance for a diploma. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Sat. Jan. 14 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the WKAR TV Studios | Bring your whole family for a day of fun celebrating the new WKAR PBS Kids 24/7 channel and WKAR's new educational platform: WKAR Family.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

Invisible Wounds
Courtesy / ComArtSci-MSU

FREE – Thu. Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. | Join the conversation at a free screening exploring issues faced by war veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2016 MSU Homecoming Parade

Oct 10, 2016
David Sparty Brown

Fri. Oct. 14 at 6pm in East Lansing |  Look for Sid the Science Kid and more of your favorite WKAR-TV and radio personalities in the MSU Homecoming Parade!

WKAR-PBS Kids Day
Courtesy / PBS-WKAR

Sun., Oct. 2 1-3pm at Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing | Meet Curious George and Sid the Science Kid!

Hamilton's America - An Evening with WKAR

Sep 22, 2016
Hamilton's America: A Documentary Film
Courtesy / PBS

FREE – 7 pm Thu., Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 | FREE sneak peak of the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning megahit Hamilton! | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

Pop-Up Stories: Turning Over a New Leaf

Sep 14, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thur. Sept. 29 at 6pm at Reach Studio Art Center in Lansing, MI | Have you ever had a fresh start? A clean slate?

Courtesy / Michigan BluesFest

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2016 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 16 & 17, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

Pop-Up Stories: The Heat is On

Aug 22, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Aug. 31 at 6pm at Red Cedar Spirits in East Lansing | If you can't stand the heat... stand on a stage and tell a story!

T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
T-Rex
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

2016 Great Lakes Folk Festival

Jul 29, 2016
Great Lakes Folk Festival
Courtesy / Great Lakes Folk Festival

August 12 - 14 in Downtown East Lansing| Music, dance and culture from across the country merge in Downtown East Lansing and WKAR will be there!

BackStage Pass at the 2016 Lansing JazzFest

Jul 29, 2016
Lansing JazzFest
Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Fri. and Sat., Aug. 5-6 in Old Town Lansing | Jazz comes to the streets of Old Town, surrounded by art galleries, unique retail stores and grand architecture.  

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